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Comment: Irony? (Score 4, Insightful) 1042

by davydagger (#49611861) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

The event, sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, featured cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, and scheduled speakers included Dutch MP Geert Wilders, who has campaigned to have the Quran banned in the Netherlands.

so aparantly they don't really care about freedom. The irony is biting. Cut off your nose to spite your face. While I certainly believe its OK to draw Muhammad, even lampoon him.(along with any and all other religeous figures) and in fact I promote it, you're a total hypocrit if you want to ban the koran. In fact you've proved your just as crazy as the gunman.

Comment: All aboard the FAIL train (Score 4, Insightful) 540

by davydagger (#49611821) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Announces Bid For White House
This cycle's slate of republican canidates is so packed with FAIL is unbelievable. Most tollerable in the pack is....Rand Paul, who at least gets a handful of things right. But put her next to Ted "Obamacare for the internet" Cruz, and of course yet another member of the Bush family. Yes Jeb is looking to run in 2016.

Comment: Re:Systemd and Gnome3 == no thanks (Score 1) 288

by davydagger (#49611779) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Received Well By Linux Community

To the extent that Ubuntu provides a stable enough base for distros like Mint to base off of - giving users the confidence that Ubuntu-targeted apps will work on Mint as well, Ubuntu's done its job admirably.

which is far more debian's doing than Ubuntu. Debian are the real people who make an operating system out of parts, and do most of the heavy lifting of stiching it all together

Mir is problematic, and if it introduces enough incompatibility to Ubuntu packages, that could force other distros to re-fork off of something else (or continue on based on a pre-Mir base). Hopefully, Wayland will become viable long enough before Mir does that the two efforts can ultimately merge

Like most other failed needless canonical projects, bazar and upstart, its going to be abandoned, and Ubuntu will eventually run wayland. Which is what Canonical could have done in the first place, perhaps contributed to the development of wayland, which could have helped reduce the amount of time it takes to get it in release condition.

Comment: Re:A year later (Score 1, Flamebait) 288

by davydagger (#49611653) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Received Well By Linux Community

Many of those not liking systemd are in the higher competence class

in your dreams. If you where you'd make a non-systemd distro that doesn't suck. Most of you who hate systemd are loudmouths who aren't half as compitant as you think you are, because 90% of your anti-systemd complaints are entirely unfounded. First rate conspitard grade crap.

Comment: Re:Systemd and Gnome3 == no thanks (Score 3, Informative) 288

by davydagger (#49611515) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Received Well By Linux Community
I had a few technical gripes with Ubuntu, but lets ignore the technical failings, and just assume that all critiques are purely social, because well, you want them to be. But remember, these people are nerds not writers or soft scientists, so the fair amount of projection about their motives can stay put. Some real reasons I frown on Ubuntu:

1. build quality of 14.xx was utter crap. It crashed more than windows.

2. Unity had some privacy issues with sending user search data to paying partners automaticly(amazon).

3. Canonical doesn't like to give back upstream. Before you say anything, there are many companies that do wonderful things for the kernel, GNU, and related bits and pieces to make the magic happen. The two biggest contributors being Intel and Red Hat, but linux has a lot of very large corporate heavy hitters world wide contributing great things. After not giving back, the CEO and founder Mark Shuttleworth talks a lot of shit about the people who are actually doing most of the real work. MIR/Wayland is the latest fiasco. instead of contributing to wayland, they decided to make their own graphics server, which ultimately will only be used by them. The supposed cause of wayland not being advanced enough turned out to be bogus, as RH will likely ship fedora with wayland default long before Canonical does a MIR default Ubuntu. Oh yeah. Speaking of Red Hat, not only do they make a rock solid distro, they contribute back, and oh, they still manage to turn a profit, something Canonical seems unable to do.

4. previous versions of Unity where dog slow, but they've seemed to have gotten better.

For the non-technical, I recommend Mint, which was forked from Ubuntu, and contains most of the good n00b friendly stuff from ubuntu. It goes down easy and it "Just works". The best part is I can "OEM Install" it, so I can put it as the default OS on computers I fix up and give away, and not have to worry about pirated copies of windows, or the non-techies getting all confuzzled.

Comment: Re:Thank god they're using Tor (Score 1) 26

the Internet itself was a DARPA project for its first two decades of existance. Better stop using that as well, just to be sure...

The fact the goverment funds it doesn't mean the government has a backdoor. After all, the most talented hackers and programmers are notorious for having ethics the rest of the proffesional world lacks when it comes to corruption.

Speaking of clearnet, that too is known to be tapped by the government. I wonder what your alternative is?

Comment: Re:yeah, its really people don't want to work (Score 1) 285

Someday we'll have robots doing all the work, and then things will be great (as long as we can share the benefit of that sufficiently)

See you almost got it. you forgot a big capital bold IF before the "as long as we can share it", for some reason that is in parenthesis as if its an after thought, when in fact thats the main point of contention. That big capital bold faced IF is the major point of contention, because as long as capitalism exists, and the workers do not own the robots, that IF statement is going to fail.

Then what follows is that arguing for even the slightest abatement from capitalism will get you flagged as an extremist, terrist, and almost universally opposed and perhaps framed, jailed, reputation ruined by the massive suriallence state which is set up for the exact purpose of maintaining capitalism. So before you talk in big bold tall IF statements, think about how likely the $true condition is, and what would be needed to achievement before you brush it off as trivial.

Comment: Re:But it doesn't work (Score 1) 64

Except Snowden outed himself to give the leaks credibility. otherwise it would have collected dust along with other leaked volumes and no one would have taken it seriously. He knew this, we know this. Thats how this country works. We don't like facts, we like celebrities.

Comment: yeah, its really people don't want to work (Score 1) 285

Typical capitalist horse shit.

Its the generic excuse when they introduce machines that put people out of work, or introduce lower paid non-union labor, or do something else that drags wages down. I for one, am sick of this pseudo-'leftist' language being used to justify driving down the price of labor, and putting people out of work.

Comment: Again, misses the point (Score 1) 686

by davydagger (#49539953) Attached to: Except For Millennials, Most Americans Dislike Snowden
Once again, the article is about snowden, not what he revealed. Can we get back to talking about the real issues, and that is the contents of what snowden revealed, because most of it is pretty damning.

the problem with this country is we don't talk about issues, we talk about people, and who is and isn't a good person, and we don't talk about policy, and what is just policy. Half of it is celebrity culture, and how public relations and the press games reputation by pushing your emotional buttons.

They also use this in dogwhistle politics. For example, niether party is really ended the wars, stopping the mass surviallence, or ending the security state or warrantless wiretaps, but they use the "good guy/bad guy" image to get Americans to swallow otherwise bad policy because it comes from a source they are conditioned to accept.

But again, who cares about snowden, lets instead talk about what he revealed, because he has some pretty hard proof, and its some pretty glaring contradictions between US policy and rhetoric.

Comment: Re:You no longer own a car (Score 1) 649

by davydagger (#49527543) Attached to: Automakers To Gearheads: Stop Repairing Cars
to be honest, you are little better. You are still insinuating that the original theorm that tinkering with modern day cars is somehow more dangerous than in previous generations, something which is false. Noted are all the dangerous checmicals and subsystems that existed in cars long before a CPU ever came around.

System restarting, wait...